The Hives – “Go Right Ahead”
In The Hives’ new video for their latest single “Go Right Ahead,” which we previously featured on Musical Prozac, the boys (men?) suit up, leave the garage behind and head to the studio. The video was filmed in Benny Andersson from ABBA’s brand new studio in Stockholm. The Hives were lucky enough to be the first band to record here. The whole video looks they shot it in one take, though with all their energy the rowdy song doesn’t need anything more to carry it. Oh, and top hats are included. The Hives’ new album Lex Hives will be released on June 1.
Nelly Furtado – “Big Hoops”
The bigger the better, the bigger the better, the bigger the better…. Hoops that is. As in, Nelly Furtado’s new single “Big Hoops” off her fifth album, The Spirit Indestructible (June 19.) Nelly’s first music video in three years delivers, with Native American hoop dancers, and Nelly herself wearing stilts, towering over LA. The song has some serious swag and is on par with her new hip-hop style. Also, as Nelly adamantly sings, she can move fast, she can move slow, she can go places nobody else goes! Wait, we’re still talking about hula hoops right?
Grimes – “Nightmusic” ft. Majical Cloudz
Off Grimes’ new album, Visions, comes her second single and music video “Nightmusic,” directed by John Londono. It features her having some fun in the woods. And by having fun I mean writhing around in mud and leaves, and casting spells on naked men. Either way, Grimes — real name Claire Boucher — still looks beautiful whether staring in to the camera with jewels in her hair, or walking through the woods with dirt on her face. The whole video has a dreamlike quality to it and fits seamlessly with Grimes’ soft voice fading into itself.
Azealia Banks – “Jumanji”
Our favourite up and coming rapper is back with a new single! Azealia Banks’ “Jumanji” shows off her soulful singing voice as well as her talent as a writer and sassy emcee. Banks is known for her dance-rap music, which tends to mash genres together, and “Jumanji” features cheerful trumpets and calypso-inspired accompaniment. If you’re an Azealia Banks fan you won’t be disappointed, and she still sounds as wonderfully bratty as ever. You can catch the song on Banks’ upcoming mixtape Fantastic, due to be released sometime this summer.
Will.i.am — “This is Love” ft Eva Simons
“This is Love” was produced by will.i.am alongside Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello. The track, which features Eva Simons, was surprisingly finished only two days before its premiere, even though he’s been feverishly working on it since New Year. He told Capital FM: ”I just finished this song a couple of days ago on my laptop because times have changed. Then we filmed the video two days ago here in London and we edited it on laptops.” Well, I guess some people work best on a tight deadline.